Thursday, May 26, 2011


I was in California last weekend working a HUGE festival with the ladies from Henna Caravan.....well, turns out they need me again this weekend for another HUGE festival!

And of course, my camera died. Well, freaked out. Well, died. Sorta. Not sure.

Luckily, the kids are out of school for the summer and so is Nate! He gets to wrangle all 5 kids on his own. Last week he handled it well with Raedin sick and a trip with all of them to Urgent Care as Éowyn had pink eye! He even cleaned the house, dressed up the babies {with headbands even}, and brought my dog with him to pick me up at the airport on time. :) I am such a lucky lady. This weekend he will be dealing with a sick Taylor and a lonely pup, Sadie doesn't handle me being gone very well. I hope to get back to a normal routine after I return on Monday!!!! I have been design so many new tattoos the last few nights, I can't wait to try them out!

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

I learned how to make a button! Woot woot!

Question is....will anyone actually save my button and put it on their own blog?
Copy the code in the upper left corner to share! Paste it as a HTML code on your side bar.

I plan on posting more tutorials and sharings soon! 
Stop back soon for:
Steampunk Personal Flying Device
Nightstand Crusade! 

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Sometimes, a mommy just needs a set of bright toes to look at at the end of a long day.

Henna, yellow nail polish, and Swarovski crystals. :)
{I took the picture with my phone, the henna is the paste still on.}
I used to get pedicures monthly, I LOVED THEM.
My husband did not. $$$$$
So, I started doing my own and it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
I love putting on a movie {Moulin Rouge for this set} and going to town with different colors, designs, and having an excuse to put my feet up and be fragile for a minute. So far my husband hasn't caught on that I buy the insta-dry polish....I can get away with "my nails are still wet!" for like 30 minutes! he he
The henna ads another 30-60 minutes of "helpless" time.
I have a dance performance Tuesday and decided since my feet show, why not dress them up?

Linking up at Flamingo Toes

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Show And Tell Thursday

 A cute new dress for Afton! 
{Click on image to see it bigger.}
I love the butterfly sleeves and 
how simple this dress was to make. 
I got the pattern from 
She has some gorgeous tutorials and free patterns available. 
{Her daughter also happens to share an name with one of mine.}

Super fast, super easy rose ring using rick rack!
{Try saying that 10x fast!}
Find the how to Here.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Ready for spring and vacation!

I found this fabric and just feel in love, it is so hard to find pink/orange/red that looks good on my red headed girls! This combo of coral, pumpkin orange, and rusty red seemed perfect for a little sundress.
Sort of made this one up as I went and I made up my own version of shirring, ok maybe I'm not the first, but sewing with elastic thread scares me and smocking takes too long. I stretched super thin elastic cord, while keeping it lined up, and sewed a tight zig-zag over it. Worked perfectly and didn't take long at all! (Cut the cord the length of chest measurement and the fabric about 6 inches longer).

I've only been sewing since October 2010 and have been self and internet taught, so bare with me if you see repeats of this dress in other fabric.